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Dates
Built sometime after III 2340 (740 by the Shire-reckoning)1
Location
On the East Road, at the northern entrance to Buckland
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Buckland Gate

The North Gate of the Bucklanders

Map of the Buckland Gate

Leaving the Shire across the Brandywine Bridge, a traveller would come to the northern end of the High Hay, where it ran beside to the road to meet the River Brandywine. In the Hedge at this point was a guarded gate that led to Buckland, the Eastmarch of the Shire.


Notes

1

We don't know exactly when the great Hedge of Buckland was established, and so we can't be sure when its northern gate was made, but III 2340 is the earliest possible date. This was the year of the founding of Buckland, so before this time, there were no Hobbits living east of the river Brandywine, or at least not in organised settlements. We have reason to believe that it took some time before the Bucklanders created their Hedge and Gate, but all we can say for sure is that these defences had stood for generations at the time of the War of the Ring.

See also...

Hay Gate, North Gate

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